Jazz critic Nate Chinen and Jazz Night In America‘s Christian McBride discuss a few of this year’s hotly anticipated albums, including new work by Miguel Zenón and Kevin Eubanks.
The singer and guitarist joined host Marian McPartland in the spring of 2003.
There’s an Elliott Smith-ian sensibility to the duo’s original song, played here live at the Bowery Ballroom just before Mehldau and Thile went into the studio.
Bob Dylan’s song is a blunt object, liturgical in its cadence and damning in its censure. The saxophonist and singer tackle it with grace and a small but useful tension.